USB Network Drivers for Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7
Thesycon’s USB network drivers provide a network adapter emulation on Windows operating systems by implementing the specific network protocol on USB.
Thesycon offers drivers for the following Ethernet emulation protocols:
USB CDC/ECM Class Driver
This driver works with devices that are compliant to the Communication Device Class (CDC) specification, subclass for Ethernet Control Model (ECM) devices.
USB CDC/NCM Class Driver
This works with devices that are compliant to the Communication Device Class (CDC) specification, subclass for Network Control Model (NCM) devices.
USB CDC/EEM Class Driver
This works with devices that are compliant to the Communication Device Class (CDC) specification, subclass Ethernet Emulation Model (EEM) devices.
Features of the USB network drivers
- The drivers support USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. Full and high speed modes are supported.
- Exposes a network adapter interface according to the NDIS 6.2 model for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
- The drivers fully support plug and play.
- The drivers support the Windows power management model. The network adapter is not stopped when the PC enters standby, sleep or hibernate. A device with Auto-IP address negotiation is not required to restart the negotiation after resume from a power down state.
- By default, the driver uses the MAC address reported by the device. If the device cannot provide a MAC address, the driver can use a MAC address defined in the INF file.
- The IP address of the adapter can be assigned via DHCP, Auto-IP, or manually.
- Each of the drivers can be used with devices that implement multiple USB interfaces. A separate network adapter instance will be created for each network interface. Thesycon offers a multi-interface driver that is required to build an individual device node for each interface.
- The drivers support hardware multicast filter.
- The drivers support hardware Ethernet statistic requests.
Customization of the Driver
- The driver will be delivered fully customized for licensee’s product.
- Customization includes USB VID/PID, file names, text strings, etc.
- Windows 10 version of the driver is signed with Microsoft Attestation signing.
- Windows 7/8 version of the driver is signed with Thesycon’s code signing certificate.
- Driver Customization Kit add-on: The Driver Customization Kit enables licensee to customize the driver by themselves.
Driver Installer add-on
- Supported scenarios: first-time installation, driver update, removal of driver software
- Interactive mode with graphical user interface
- Silent mode without user interface, enables integration into surrounding software installers
- Supports popup-free installation
The driver is conform with current WHQL and Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) requirements.
To get a WHQL certification, HLK tests must be executed with licensee's device which can
be done by licensee or Thesycon. If you are interested in a WHQL certification, please contact Thesycon for a quotation.
x86 (32 bit)
x64 (64 bit)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry/Pro
Windows Embedded 8 Standard
Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7)
Windows Embedded Enterprise
Windows Embedded POSReady
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Free Demo, Licensing conditions & Prices
USB CDC/ECM Class Driver: 2.54
USB CDC/NCM Class Driver: 2.54
USB CDC/EEM Class Driver: 2.54
To receive a free demo, prices or license agreement, please fill out the contact form.
For all drivers a demo version is available. The demo version is time-limited but has full functionality. After the device is connected the driver can be used for 4 hours, then the driver disables itself and the computer must be rebooted in order to use the demo again. The demo package includes the driver and the documentation.
NOTE: The driver described on this page is *not for use by end users*. It will not help solve any problems you may experience with a consumer device such as a webcam, camcorder, card reader, external sound card, etc. Thesycon’s device drivers are software components intended to be used by hardware or software manufacturers to create end products.
USB Vendor and Product ID
For each USB device model an official USB vendor ID (VID) is required. Vendor IDs must be unique and will be assigned by the USB Implementers Forum (www.usb.org). Registration fees will be charged.
Thesycon owns a USB vendor ID and offers a subset of product IDs (PID) to device vendors. For customers who have licensed USB software from Thesycon this service is free of charge.
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